Once you decide that it’s time to remodel your bathroom, the next big decision is choosing the right contractor for the project — and it will probably be your most important decision going forward.

“The contractor you choose should be licensed and experienced in the type of project you are planning,” says Charlie Beeck, president of Tropical Plumbing and Bath and a Building Industry Association Remodeler of the Year.


“Bathroom remodeling is both an art and a science. It requires sensitivity to the design aspects of the project as well as knowledge of the various fixtures and the underlying plumbing that makes it all work. Fixtures and plumbing that are not installed properly will eventually leak and can even cause flooding … a disaster, particularly in a condo or apartment building.

“We start every new project with a free in-home consultation with an experienced remodeler, who will assess the space, review the fixture selection with the homeowner, schedule the installations and discuss any special needs for senior household members.”

Beeck notes that the in-home consultation is free whether the project is a complete renovation or a walk-in shower — Tropical’s most popular installation. Every walk-in shower is custom designed to the client’s specifications, including sprays, seating, accessories and finishes. Walk-in bathtubs, which Beeck pioneered in Hawaii and installed in senior living facilities in Kuakini Medical Center, continue to gain in popularity as new styles and accessories have become available, including models that include shower sprays and provide hydrotherapy. These high-quality acrylic tubs are made in the United States and fully warrantied.


A $1,500 discount is offered on walk-in showers and walk-in bathtubs, as well as on complete remodeling packages.

A two-time first place winner in Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s annual Hawaii’s Best awards, Tropical Plumbing and Bath has been a licensed contractor in Hawaii for three decades. Testimonials from clients acknowledge the company’s reliability and high-quality workmanship. To arrange a free in-home consultation, call Tropical Plumbing and Bath at 808-847-0970.

Note: Tropical Plumbing and Bath is not affiliated or connected in any way with other companies using the name “Tropical.”